Ortega Style Steamed Mussels – something I dream about. My husbands favorite restaurant of all time is Walt’s Wharf in Seal Beach, CA. We had been having date nights there for as long as I can recall. We always started with their steamed clams or mussels—using their housemade sourdough bread to soak up every ounce of the delicious sauce.
We no longer live close to Walt’s and sadly they’ve been closed for the last year. I took matters into my own hands and started from scratch. How can I replicate this complex tasting bowl of shellfish at home? It starts with a butter, garlic, wine sauce – then you add tomatoes, jalapeño and cilantro for Ortega Style – which brings this classic dish over the top
I use frozen fully cooked mussels which can easily be found at almost any grocery store for $2-3 per 16oz package.
Make a classic steamed mussels dish Ortega Style with tomatoes, jalapeño & cilantro